The Visual Identification of Ars Independent 2018

Ars Independent Festival 2018 will take place from September 25 to 30 in Katowice. Every year, we prepare over 40 events that spread on the timespan of 6 days, so you can get closer to the most fascinating corners of contemporary audio-visual culture: film, animation, video games, music videos and anything in between. Meanwhile, we would like to reveal the visual identification of this year’s festival.

“If you look into the Black Horse, the Black Horse looks back into you. Thus, we began with the Horse’s hypnotic eyes, releasing rhytmic forms in a variety of shapes and frequencies – together they layer into a moire effect. Kinda psychedelic, kinda opt artsy. The forms scramble, shimmer, stun. Just like the various media meeting and crossing over at the festival,” says Rafał Włodarek, a young artist and the author of the festival’s visual identification.

Just like in previous years, we meet in September at several of Katowice’s scenes: the Katowice Miasto Ogrodów building, the Światowid, Kosmos and Rialto studio cinemas, The Academy of Fine Arts and the festival club Drzwi Zwane Koniem.

The first programme reveals will arrive on June 1. This is also when pre-orders for festival passes begin (60 PLN).